Average pay for a Talent Director in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $105K per year. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The majority of Talent Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Talent Directors who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 81 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$63,239 - $154,504
$63K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $105,308
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$63,239 - $154,504  
   
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$2,436 - $40,547  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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$60,820 - $169,209  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 58

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Job Description for Talent Director

Talent directors serve an upper-management position within HR (human resources) to create a work environment aligned with their organization's goals, as well as recruit and retain highly effective employees and manage other members of the recruiting department. They work primarily in an office, but may travel to different offices or sites depending on the company's needs.

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Talent Director Tasks

  • Liaise between actors, directors and agents to negotiate contracts, set appointments and hold auditions.
  • Lead talent management strategy to ensure talent is developed to and reaches its full potential.
  • Interview, audition and hire performers to fill various roles.
  • Match specific talent types to appropriate roles for motion picture, radio, theatre and other entertainment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Talent Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Talent Directors, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $70K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $96K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $124K. Talent Directors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $149K.

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Key Stats for Talent Director

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
049
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Talent Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$109,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Entry-Level
up arrow 36%

Skills That Affect Talent Director Salaries

Organizational Development
up arrow 32%

National Average
$109,000

Human Resources
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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